Chapter 72: The Return

After dinner that evening, Valois took Gunther’s hand and led him into the bedroom. Closing the door quietly behind them, he let go and stepped into the middle of the room on his own. Confused, Gunther just stood and watched as Valois raised one hand to circle it three times around his own head. Something […]

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Chapter 71: A Signal Honour

“I am quite sure,” Valois chuckled, “that you did not contact me purely to make mischief, Caelwyn. To what do I owe the honour of this communication?” Caelwyn smiled. “We Fae are known for our mischief, and do not try to convince your aeternus otherwise. However, no, that is not the reason for this communication. […]

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Chapter 70: Departure

Gunther felt Valois clasp his hand as they stood and watched Mort and Esther go through Passport Control. With a final grin and wave, they were lost from sight, and Gunther’s hand tightened around Valois’s. “I’m going to miss them so much,” he whispered, feeling tears welling up. “As will I, my darling,” Valois said […]

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Chapter 69: Moments

“Why are you telling me this?” Gunther whimpered. “Why now all of a sudden?” “Because it is like a rat, nibbling and gnawing away at a tiny part of you. You can ignore it, but it is still there, taking little bites out of you every now and then. The rat needs to be brought […]

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